Huckford Quarry, on the Frome Valley Walkway, is a relic of the industrial past where they mined the area to build the overhead viaduct. It’s part of our larger walk Frampton Cotterell to Winterbourne Down.
The nature reserve is quite difficult to get to and there’s no direct parking for the nature reserve, you can only get to it by walking along the River Frome. We would recommend visiting The Golden Heart pub for a drink or food and walking to the nature reserve.
From The Golden Heart pub, walk on the pavement towards Winterbourne Down and the River Frome. After about 10 minutes walk, you will see a little stone bridge with a gate next to it signposted for the Frome Valley Walkway. Follow this path and the steep steps will take you down into Huckford Quarry Nature Reserve.
Huckford Quarry Nature Reserve is a striking place to walk around, with the overhead viaduct impressively rising above and the exposed stone from the days of mining. There are some things to be aware of though: dogs are not allowed in the river (it flows very fast) and if you walk up the quarry, there are ledges and drops. The reserve is quite small, so you won’t need to stay here long. If you want to you can follow the Frome Valley Walkway to Frampton Cotterell and beyond to Iron Acton.
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